Physicians Realty started a Hold at KeyBanc

|About: Physicians Realty Trust (DOC)|By:, SA News Editor

"We expect DOC to outperform its health care REIT peers but perform in line with REITs overall," says analyst Karin Ford, starting Physicians Realty Trust at Hold (the team is underweight the healthcare REIT sector as a whole).

As for DOC, management's relationships and focus on smaller deals has allowed the company to benefit from strong acquisition volumes and attractive pricing, while simultaneously improving portfolio quality. However, DOC's "bond-like leases" make the stock vulnerable to rising rates.